Thursday, October 22, 2009


I don't want to be negative but I am confused by the application. I have managed to set up a page and begin a talk page. I even manged to talk to myself. Since then Rosanne, Hilary and Rosceli have posted comments or been in touch and I cannot work out how to communicate back on the talk page. I just seem to be going round in circles.

I didn't like having to put my birthdate in to join.
It is not intuitive for replying to posts, unless I have missed the vital button. I think I expected it to be as intuitive as facebook or blogger.
I guess I am used to applications that do not require the skills of HTML editing.

The application was intuitive in linking to facebook so I didn't have to load my picture.
clear tabs to the wiki and course blog.
Easy to link to the blog but I wouldn't have know if Leigh hadn't prompted us.
As Leigh says this is fresh and new so we can develop it as we see fit.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Second Life

Hi Peeps,

I feel that I have seriously neglected the Community. The reason - none other than second life. Two reasons for my absence 1) I have been otherwise occupied by Dixie, my alter ego and 2) Second life takes so long to download the backgrounds etc that I can only access it from home hence the lack of engagement with my virtual colleagues in the virtual world.

So, for me, second life is a double edged sword, I love the thought of it and have made friends with people from around the globe (I have been able to converse in Spanish). The avatars have been very helpful in taking me for a tour of their favourite sites. I have been fascinated by the freedom of being able to manipulate my image. The downside has been the speed of the applications, I have found it very frustrating, the system at work cannot cope with it. A home, it slows down the wi fi - much to the annoyance of my husband.

So how will I use these new founds skills, I have not quite worked this one out yet. I have visited the education sites in second life but my timing must be out as no-one has ever been there. Not sure how I can use with students but I'll try to find a way.

How have you all found it?

Right on to Dim Dim

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